Torque Audits Are a Good Way to Check Joints

Archer, David
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p8
The article offers advice on conducting torque audits when checking bolted joint. It suggests the use of an electronic or mechanical manual torque wrench in measuring residual torque. It notes that movement limitations are not critical as long as values are compared only to past audits to ensure fasteners were carefully installed. It states that picking points off a trace is very accurate but it is not practical for production use.


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